Shelby County Schools

  • Analyst, Budget

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2018 6:45 PM)
    Location Name
    Budget & Fiscal Planning
    Salary Min
    USD $55,305.00/Yr.
    Salary Max
    USD $71,897.00/Yr.
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    The Budget Analysts assists in the district's efforts in forecasting and analyses of district revenue and expenditures relative to budget planning. The Budget Analyst provides assistance to cross-functional project teams that include Finance, Academics, Strategy, Human Resources, and administrative support areas to provide appropriate oversight of the Shelby County Schools budget and long-term financial plan. Also, the Budget Analyst serves as a primary financial specialist that assists with the development and implementation of appropriate controls and policies; the coordination and planning of annual and long-term financial goals; and the alignment of resources with District's strategic goals. The Budget Analyst reports directly to the Budget Manager.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Develops an annual budget aligned with strategic goals to include conducting long-term financial planning and assisting with the student-based allocation effort.
    2. Forecasts and analyzes operating budget and expenditures submitted by departments.
    3. Recommends changes to departments' budget requests in order to conform to prescribed guidelines and implement cost saving measures.
    4. Analyzes and assesses division budget performance measures to support priority focused spending.
    5. Assists with the development of the Shelby County Schools annual operating budget and assists departments with budget related issues.
    6. Assists with all budget control functions within the district, including budget planning, budget preparation, and budget presentation.
    7. Utilizes appropriate strategies and problem-solving tools to inform decisions concerning planning, utilization of funds, delivering services and evaluation of services provided.
    8. Designs, coordinates, implements, and maintains processes, systems and procedures for budget compliance related to position control/FTE monitoring.
    9. Monitors district's revenues, expenditures, position and resource allocation.
    10. Supports the executive team with efforts of organizational change and development by assisting departments in developing strategic plans, business plans, benchmarks, performance measures, performance contracts, and other continuous improvement initiatives; performs process reviews, redesign and implementation of department activities.
    11. Identifies potential problems or opportunities for improvement regarding resource utilization.
    12. Performs other related responsibilities as required or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related area plus an additional (4) three years related experience, OR a combination of equivalent education and/or paid, exempt level, directly relevant experience for a total of 7 years. Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related area preferred. Experience in a school district or local government setting is preferred.


    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree=6 years plus required years of experience. 


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Solid understanding of both accounting and budgeting principles and procedures
    • Excellent project management skills that can generate a plan, overcome project barriers, and implement a successful plan on time and within budget, including gaining stakeholders' buy-in
    • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform complicated analyses with budget and financial data
    • Demonstrated skill in generating effective solutions to complex problems
    • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand moderate complex data
    • Skills in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic
    • Strong leadership skills and ability to collaborate with others
    • Ability to tackle the operational challenges of the merged school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment
    • Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning
    • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with internal and external stakeholders, including setting appropriate expectations, prioritizing various tasks and deadlines, and building trust within and across teams
    • Ability to attend Board of Education meetings and work sessions when appropriate
    • Ability to work irregular office hours

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.



    SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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